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Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography 4-Volume Set

by Kerry Brown

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography 4-Volume Set Synopsis

Chinese history can be overwhelming, and no one claims to understand in detail more than specific periods of this great sweep of political, social, and economic development. But the world's leading China scholars can, together, tell us the whole story. The Dictionary of Chinese Biography will make this immense history manageable-easier to comprehend and digest-by taking the reader through it in the life stories of key figures who have shaped, influenced, and transformed China. These individuals include emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers and philosophers. This unique and ambitious project is built on the success of the monumental Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, published in 2009. Similar but longer articles-of 5-10,000 words-will make up the Dictionary of Chinese Biography. This is the first time that such an overview will be available in one place, produced by internationally recognized experts, and designed to satisfy the growing thirst for knowledge about China.

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography 4-Volume Set Press Reviews

All students of China and indeed of East Asia and world history will be greatly aided in their studies by this comprehensive reference work, a true milestone in collaborative historical research. --Wm. Theodore de Bary, Columbia University

Book Information

ISBN: 9781614729754
Publication date: 30th December 2016
Author: Kerry Brown
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 1840 pages
Categories: Dictionaries of biography (Who's Who),

About Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese studies and director of the Lau China Institute, King's College in London, UK. Until November 2015, he was director of the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Before moving to Australia, he was head of the Asia Programme at Chatham House, an independent policy institute based in London, and led the Europe China Research and Advice Network (ECRAN) funded by the European Commission. Educated at the University of Cambridge, University of London, and University of Leeds, he worked in Japan and the Inner Mongolian region of China before joining the Foreign and Commonwealth ...

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